CARIS, a leading developer of geomatics software, has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification. NSF International, an independent leader in ISO certification processes and services, conducted the audit.
A globally recognized quality management standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO 9001:2000 applies to organizations that design, develop, manufacture, install and service products. To achieve certification, companies must have a comprehensive quality management system that addresses all areas of its operation.
"This recognition communicates to our customers, worldwide, that they are working with an organization that prides itself in incorporating the very best practices and processes in the industry to consistently meet or exceed their needs," said Dr. Salem Masry, President and Chief Executive Officer at CARIS.
"Customer satisfaction has always been a keystone of our corporate values and our highest priority. Achieving ISO 9001:2000 certification is further evidence of the unwavering commitment CARIS has in providing customers with software and services that they can have complete confidence in when working with operation-critical spatial data in the fields of land management, municipal planning, seafloor and ocean mapping and chart production."
CARIS Quality Assurance Manager, Richard Bird added, "Our commitment to total quality improvement principles has been essential to the culture of CARIS since the beginning. Obtaining certification is a clear validation of our dedication to continuous improvement in everything we do and assuring the highest quality software and services in the industry."